Sunday, July 17, 2011

Baby Shower Gifts

A friend of mine is having a baby shower for her baby boy who's due next month. I thought about just buying something for her, but I always like to give handmade gifts when I can.

So, this morning I put on a 30-minute show for Lucy (I know... but it works!) and whipped up these cute little burp cloths. This is one of my favorite baby shower gifts to make. They're quick, easy, super cute and one-of-a-kind.
I really love that color green mixed with the blue polka dots. I hope my friend loves them too!
I suppose it's almost time to make a few for myself!

12 comments:

Laura said...

My new goal after having baby #2 (due any day now!) is to learn to sew. What a perfect first project... so easy! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Shanna said...

I love the prints you chose! Cute and stylish without being babyish.

Lynette said...

Adorable.

Question...I notice that you didn't hem the pieces. Did you do something so that once washed time after time they won't fray? Or when they fray it will just look a bit more vintage? :)

A friend recommended your music and blog awhile back...I'm enjoying both!

Tina said...

JJ, I'll say it again - you are so talented! Such a cute and useful idea! I love the little elephant with the bird on its back. I am sure you friend will love them.

Laura said...

I love these! My mom and I have been making burp cloths (and receiving blankets and bibs) for the babies at church (that's what I call it, basically a ministry where we donate a week's worth of baby clothes and other baby items to Moms in need for whatever reason, baby came early, out of town, not enough money, etc.). Yours look super cute. Can you share a how to, please?

Stacy said...

Aww! These really are "lovely little things"! I always appreciate handmade gifts over store bought, I bet your friend loves them.

Anonymous said...

Very cute and meaningful.
My favorite gifts are always the home made ones!

Lily Jane said...

So cute! I'm having my baby shower for my baby boy next weekend, and would love to receive things like this!

Melissa J. said...

I love it! Can you show how you did it?

marla said...

love the fabrics!

seasonsreadings.blogspot.com said...

adorable! I must learn how to sew. It's on my to-do list ;)

Drea said...

Those are the best burp cloths. I think www.cottonbabies.com - sells those same prefolds dirt cheap, like $1 each, you could easily buy a bunch and make gifts for friends. They soak up spit up like nobodies business too :)